First-of-class; Future 'HMS Glasgow'

First-of-class; Future 'HMS Glasgow' 24 July, 2017

The first new Type 26 frigate to be built for the UK Royal Navy will be named HMS Glasgow, it has been announced on 20 July during the first steel cutting ceremony held at Govan shipyard in Scotland. Earlier this month the UK's Defence Secretary announced the signing of a contract worth around £3.7 billion to start building the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates.

The Type 26 frigates, designed and developed by BAE Systems, will replace the navy's Type 23 vessels. Its flexible design will allow its weapon systems to be adapted throughout its lifespan to counter future threats. HMS Glasgow will enter service with the Royal Navy in the mid-2020s.

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